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Asus officially unveils 9-inch e-reader, the DR-900

By Jos ยท 5 replies
Mar 2, 2010
  1. We knew Asus was jumping into the e-book reader market, and even saw alleged specs for a couple of devices, but today at CeBIT the company has finally gone and made it official by announcing the DR-900. Featuring a 9-inch, 1024x768 resolution touch screen display made by SiPix, the new device hopes to give Amazon's Kindle DX a run for its money with good connectivity and great battery life.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,632   +689

    I'm an avid reader but have stayed away from the reader devices as they just didn't have all the options I wanted. Plus there's the pricing issue - let's see, drop $300 on an electrical device that I could lose, pour coffee on or break and has limited battery life, or pick up a used paperback for $2.00 that anything can happen to and I won't care. Decisions, decisions... :p

    BUT...this ASUS seems to have enough options to rethink that. Will have to wait and see who they package their book offerings with as well as pricing.
  3. talking about specs: have you seen this? http://www.skiff.com/skiff-reader_tech-specs.html

    I'm also waiting for a solid reader with native PDF support and made point of wating until Skiff and iPad are on the market... then I'll choose
  4. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    for a good price, i would defenitly buy one ...

    far better then an iPad ...but still dont think it can beat the kindle.

    its an eReader after all. If the screen still acts lika your standard computer monitor, you cant read text on it for to long, this is where kindle shines..... and iPad for instance is yet again an epic fail.

  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    If it has decent pdf support I'd buy it to use with service manuals.
  6. helobuff

    helobuff TS Rookie

    Hmm, I like that brining on all this competition is bringing down the price of the kindles at least. Not necessarily going for the asus ereader.. I too think the kindle shines when it comes to reading.
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